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Sustainability impacts of alternative approaches for pesticide use. Assessment of multidimensional conflicts of objectives
There are many alternatives to the use of pesticides in agriculture. In this project, ten research projects on such alternatives are evaluated. The aim is to qualitatively and quantitatively assess the sustainability impact of these…
Material requirements in the award criteria of the Blue Angel environmental label - development of a guideline for action
The requirements for chemicals in products that are awarded the Blue Angel differ from product group to product group. In the project, a guideline is being developed to ensure more uniform and practical requirements.
Maintenance of the EUROSTAT Chemical Indicator Set
REACH Radar Plus - Support for SMEs on problematic substances, detection, substitution, conformity testing
REACH Radar Plus is an Excel-based tool that helps companies identify critical substances. This includes substances that are already legally restricted or for which such a restriction is to be expected. The substances are on various…
REACH plus: Proposals for the updating and further development of the European Chemicals Regulation after 2018 and strategies for implementation
The project develops proposals for the continuation of REACH, the European chemicals regulation, and for its implementation beyond 2018.
Scientific and technical assistance for the maintenance and further development of indicators to monitor environmental and health benefits of the EU chemicals legislation
In this project, indicators on the positive effects of the European chemicals regulation are being developed or continued.
Study in cooperation with FoBIG and RPA (partners)
Maintenance of the Eurostat Chemical Indicator Set
Indicators are calculated for the production and consumption of chemicals in the EU in the years 2015-2017. In addition, index values are prepared for the use of hazardous chemicals in mixtures for commercial and private use and on…
Market surveillance of the German eco label 'Blue Angel'
The aim of the project is to develop and test a concept for a market surveillance programme for the environmental label “Blue Angel”. To this purpose, the market surveillance systems of existing eco-labels are being investigated in…
Supply of statistical services: Reach Baseline Study - 10 years update
The project consortium will support the European Commission with a 10 years update of the REACH Baseline Study (“third snapshot”). The central aim of this update is an analysis of the changes following the registration of additional…
Sustainable management of chemicals: further development of sustainability criteria for chemical leasing and application in case studies
Chemical leasing can significantly reduce the use of chemicals and the release of substances. With a view to assessing the sustainability of chemical leasing, criteria will be developed within the framework of this project.…
Reach Radar Network – Systematic Identification and Prioritisation of Substances of Very High Concern for the Group of Galvanisation Companies
REACH in practice IV: Supporting stakeholders in the establishment and maintenance of REACH expertise
Five workshops on various topics of REACH are carried out in the framework of the project. They have been designed to support SMEs in the implementation of REACH. The workshops will be featured on the German Federal Environment…
Contributions to the sustainability strategy: reducing the use of resources in the chemicals industry by applying instruments of sustainable chemistry
Solutions for present and future emerging pollutants in land and water resources management
Development of a tool (RiBaTox) to support decision makers in keeping surface waters clean.
Copper in organic farming: Strategy ensuring the replacement of copper in organic farming systems
- Analysis of the effects of copper compounds on the environment/human health
- Comparison with the effects of synthetic pesticides
- Availability of substitutes and their impact
- Consequences of a (voluntary) renunciation of copper…
Smart protection goals for priority hazardous substances (EG/2008/105)
Maintenance of the chemical indicator set 2
Contribution of chemical companies using sustainability practices to the Green Economy by: Selection of substances or processes on the basis of the criteria for a sustainable chemistry developed by the German Federal Environment Agency (UBA)
REACH Baseline Study: 5 years update
The project aims at checking whether REACH will improve the data situation of chemicals and whether the risks to humans and the environment will be reduced by REACH.
Contaminants in consumer products: New chemicals and opportunities to substitute them